Does the thought of shops reopening make you feel…
- happy and excited?
- nervous and anxious?
- …all of the above?
You are not alone.
Image Source: RAQUEL GALIANO #UNCovid19Brief.
Whether you work in retail, branding or real estate, or are a shopper eagerly awaiting what the shops have in store, this event is for you!
Wharton and Kellogg alumni clubs of the UK invite you to a jam-packed virtual happy hour, where experts will explore how we can create a better future for retail vs. just re-opening the door to the past.
DATE: 28th May 2020
TIME: 6 – 7:00 pm BST
LOCATION: Online [Link to be sent to registered guests]
Open to Members and Non-Members
CONSUMER TRENDS – 15 min
Sandy Hernandez (WG’07), Retail & Consumer Innovation Strategist, will kick-off the event and explore how the pandemic has impacted consumer needs, mindsets and behaviours.
RETAILER RESPONSES – 25 min
Christina Herbach, (Kellogg ’16) Retail Strategist at Kurt Salmon, will moderate a panel discussing the industry response. What can we learn from retailers that never closed or have recently opened? What could the future of shopping look like? What business and leasing models will win?
- Jace Tyrrell, Chief Executive of New West End Company, a partnership of 600 UK & international retailers, restaurateurs, hoteliers and property owners in the world’s top shopping and leisure destination, anchored by Bond Street, Oxford Streetand Regent Street.
- Gastón Tourn (WG ’17), Chief Marketing Officer of Appear Here, the world’s leading marketplace to rent space, bringing together a community of brands, entrepreneurs and creatives to space in the world's best cities.
RISE OF RETAIL TECH – 15 min
Laura Wynch, Co-Founder of Validify, will highlight key tech trends and how cutting edge solutions are helping retailers adapt fast.
WRAP UP – 5 min